Tag Archives: Elizabeth Gilbert

Human Condition

It sounded thrilling to me when I learned that Elizabeth Gilbert’s novel about botany and exploration in the Victorian era, The Signature of All Things, is competing with five nonfiction books for the Wellcome book prize, which is awarded to … Continue reading

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Author Enthusiasms

“I love all of the great 19th century novelists and always have — Dickens, Austen, Trollope, James, Eliot. I love their broad, sweeping storytelling and mastery of language, but mostly I love the confidence of their narrative. We lost the … Continue reading

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Joyous Writing

“I was the baby of the family, but I was never babied, and that allowed me to take whatever artistic temperament I had and apply learned discipline. I was taught how to work. I think that’s everything. Creativity and imagination … Continue reading

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Paradise Road

“She spoke of writing poetry as being on ‘the road to paradise.’” Interview with the poet Ruth stone The writer Elizabeth Gilbert tells a story about Ruth Stone which the poet shared with her: As [Stone] was growing up in … Continue reading

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